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Judging a Cover by Its Book: Choose the Cover Direction for WE ARE THE GHOSTS

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Hello there, Swooners!

We are so incredibly excited to share the four shiny cover options for Vicky Skinner's new book, We Are the Ghosts! Here's a summary in case you missed yesterday's announcement:

When Ellie's estranged brother, Luke, dies in a car accident, she's not sure whether to be devastated that she lost the person who was once her best friend or enraged, still, that he left without a word a year ago. Now, the only people who seem to understand what she's going through are Luke's best friend and his ex-girlfriend, who she bonds with over their desire to figure out where Luke went when he walked out of their lives.

As she gets closer to them, and closer to Cade, a boy who seems determined to get to know her better, she realizes that she’s not the only one with reasons to be angry at Luke. And when Ellie makes a discovery that changes everything, she and her new friends hit the road, hoping that following Luke's trail will bring them answers about the life Luke was living away from them.

We've compiled four fabulous cover directions for you to choose from, and shared some thoughts about the inspiration behind each one. Remember, the below images aren't necessarily final. These are just directions, so there will most likely be some tweaks made before the book hits the shelves. (Want to see how a cover goes from concept to final? Click here.)

To view enlarged images, right click the image to view it in a new tab. Cover voting will close at noon EST on Tuesday, July 31.

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Murky Blue Cover

This cover evokes what it’s like to be stuck in a car with other people—the way the small space can feel both freeing and constricting. We also love the font!

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Road Map Cover

Ellie and her crew are following a specific route laid out by her deceased brother Luke, and we love how this cover shows their long (and ultimately surprising) journey.

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Smoky Sky Cover

We love how this cover captures the spirit of the open road and the possibilities that lie ahead when you embark on an adventure. It also shows Ellie herself, which helps personalize the cover.

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Rainbow Dash Cover

We think this cover really sums up the magic of a road trip, especially that moment when the sun starts to set ahead of you.

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